Harvesting Corn

  • Published: 03 November 2019
  • We're back to harvesting corn. Things aren't going great... The amount of downed corn we have is a nightmare. It's still muddy with SNOW and RAIN on the way.

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Comments • 2 128

  • Mike Dillon
    Mike Dillon  1 months back

    I will say this. After watching this channel, and the other farming channels, being a farmer is way more complicated than I ever thought. It seems hard, expensive, trouble when you don't need it, dangerous a lot of the time, a high stress. Thank all you Farmers for doing this. I definitely don't take this for granted anymore. And all you all be safe no matter what part of the world you're in!

    • Kevin Rogge
      Kevin Rogge  7 days back

      Not saying it’s easy but a lot of farmers like to cry poor but they do very well for themselves

    • Robert Reznik
      Robert Reznik  1 months back

      @stludachris And if you are a farmer with irrigation systems in Texas you need to have studied engineering and geology...plus being an agronomist with degrees in science helps.

    • Kevin Collins
      Kevin Collins  1 months back

      Mad respect here too! Thanks for all you guys and gals do to put food on our tables and more 😉

    • Michael Monka
      Michael Monka  1 months back

      I think its media's fault for portraying farmers that way. Farming takes a lot some even take up meteorology to read weather better.

    • Shummy Race
      Shummy Race  1 months back

      @stludachris awesome people, thank God for all of them.

  • Aresisis
    Aresisis  4 days back

    Those huge harvesting machines are way more complicated than they appear from the outside. So many settings. Must be real easy to use it inefficiently

    • Maine Man
      Maine Man  5 days back

      They are called Grease Fittings (as I was taught in Auto Mechanics school).

      • JC Stek
        JC Stek  1 weeks back

        Fittings , sounds better !

        • Daniel Vrana
          Daniel Vrana  1 weeks back

          Zert fittings and just for asking we call them END ROWS!! Lmao

          • Blake Biermann
            Blake Biermann  1 weeks back

            17:18 neighbor's still going, we gotta go we gotta go

            • Jimmie Ferguson
              Jimmie Ferguson  2 weeks back

              I am 69, from Illinois, grew up and worked in a farm community when I was young and always wanted to be a farmer. I just never had the money to get started. I flew helicopters in the United States Army for 6 1/2 years. Work as an Air Traffic Controller for 30 years. Retired now, I live in Kentucky. the "Z" words I have used. I have always called them grease zerks and dzus fasteners.

              • Hayden Monroe
                Hayden Monroe  2 weeks back

                good job

                • Sara Martin
                  Sara Martin  2 weeks back

                  Try corn dust in a cast for 6 weeks

                  • csjpokey
                    csjpokey  3 weeks back

                    Not so much dinosaur bones or muscle as it is super old vegetation

                    • Koolaskoalas
                      Koolaskoalas  3 weeks back


                      • Quadrille
                        Quadrille  3 weeks back

                        Interesting about the insurance excellent channel

                        • Xander Metcalf
                          Xander Metcalf  3 weeks back

                          Grease zerks

                          • Art Stewart
                            Art Stewart  3 weeks back

                            Your videos are excellent. Well produced. Nicely paced. I really appreciate your sense of humor, and how you stay cheerful even as the never-ending challenges keep coming at you.

                            • Ted Byrum
                              Ted Byrum  3 weeks back

                              I’ve always called them grease fittings

                              • D Mason
                                D Mason  4 weeks back


                                • Jonathan Larson
                                  Jonathan Larson  4 weeks back

                                  Grease zerks, heard a couple people call them zerts 😂

                                  • Scott B
                                    Scott B  4 weeks back

                                    Picking corn you what say

                                    • C Lee Shannon
                                      C Lee Shannon  4 weeks back


                                      • william pankratz
                                        william pankratz  4 weeks back

                                        Zerk the dictionary way to say it , but anything goes depending on which Hillbilly your talking to

                                        • Carter Grant
                                          Carter Grant  4 weeks back

                                          It’s definitely called a grease zerk

                                          • Insane_Silxncer PubStump

                                            Grease fittings

                                            • Ranwolfalfa
                                              Ranwolfalfa  4 weeks back

                                              They are grease fittings.

                                              • Anders Viklund
                                                Anders Viklund  4 weeks back

                                                Woow, what life you live! with the incredible work you do so we all get food on our tables Tack!

                                                • Hairy DairyMan
                                                  Hairy DairyMan  4 weeks back

                                                  Grease nipples. For volcanic plains Australia

                                                  • Pete Miller
                                                    Pete Miller  4 weeks back

                                                    Fossil fuels actually are ancient plants!

                                                    • Erixx Haxx
                                                      Erixx Haxx  4 weeks back

                                                      We run narrow rows now because of this. Seems to help hold the stalks up. Also headers with short snouts seem to work better. Some years have been so bad though, we have to walk beside with a rake.

                                                      • Brian Rice
                                                        Brian Rice  4 weeks back

                                                        Grease zirks

                                                        • Jeremy Tauer
                                                          Jeremy Tauer  4 weeks back


                                                          • Jacob Valenzia
                                                            Jacob Valenzia  4 weeks back

                                                            Have yall heard about the tribine combine?

                                                            • Jeff Dodd
                                                              Jeff Dodd  4 weeks back

                                                              Nipples, because it is fun to say

                                                              • Lionel Walton
                                                                Lionel Walton  4 weeks back

                                                                Grease nipples

                                                                • monkfoobar
                                                                  monkfoobar  4 weeks back

                                                                  10:40 As a millennial farmer have you ever ordered a DoorDash from your phone and delivered to the combine in the field?

                                                                  • bulletstop100
                                                                    bulletstop100  4 weeks back

                                                                    As a former Army airdale, we called them grease fittings, lol..

                                                                    • Kewdo1
                                                                      Kewdo1  4 weeks back

                                                                      How does that harvester check moisture levels?

                                                                      • Keith Perry
                                                                        Keith Perry  4 weeks back

                                                                        Grease zerks is what I call them.

                                                                        • Reaper Gt500
                                                                          Reaper Gt500  4 weeks back

                                                                          We added a wheel, similar to what bean/milo headers have, to combat the fallen corn clogging up the row units.

                                                                          • Reaper Gt500
                                                                            Reaper Gt500  4 weeks back

                                                                            We just got done with corn ourselves here in Texas. I’m ssooooo glad it wasn’t beans/milo. I do NOT miss that dang itch!!!

                                                                            Oh, and I’m probably the only one, but we call them “grease balls”. Lol

                                                                            Dang! I don’t think I’ve ever cut corn that wet. Our elevator won’t take anything over 18.

                                                                            • Nikola Tesla
                                                                              Nikola Tesla  4 weeks back

                                                                              I feel embarrassed watching this channel. I'm a city slicker and I find it fascinating. I've learned a lot. I tip my cap to the farmers. Thanks for the food you grow.

                                                                            • ron whittaker
                                                                              ron whittaker  4 weeks back

                                                                              Millennial and farmer are two words that don't go together that shit don't make sense

                                                                              • iBelieve Gaming
                                                                                iBelieve Gaming  4 weeks back


                                                                                • Elvin Berndt
                                                                                  Elvin Berndt  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Grease fittings here in Texas😄🇺🇸

                                                                                  • Brian Gold
                                                                                    Brian Gold  1 months back

                                                                                    what kind of grease gun was that and where can i get one..thanks

                                                                                  • drdrisu
                                                                                    drdrisu  1 months back

                                                                                    Camera is a brilliant idea. My son's best description without a camera is, "Back up until you hear something expensive."
                                                                                    Too often the truth.
                                                                                    They are zerks.
                                                                                    In "the old country" (Iowa), they're headlands.
                                                                                    In my new home (wet, snowy, down corn MN) they're end rows.
                                                                                    Keep plugging away and look down the road for the LP truck. Hope he comes today.

                                                                                    • Rick Johnson
                                                                                      Rick Johnson  1 months back

                                                                                      Grease Certs.

                                                                                      • muttlie9991
                                                                                        muttlie9991  1 months back


                                                                                        • luke foster
                                                                                          luke foster  1 months back

                                                                                          If the corn lays down any more you would be able to use you flex Draper header but you would only be going slow. Had this happen to our Neighbour here in Australia

                                                                                          • luke foster
                                                                                            luke foster  1 months back

                                                                                            Grease nipple for sure